Getting started with Amazon Redshift

Redshift came with AWS with the preliminary screening beta release in November 2012 and the full version was made available for acquisition on February 15, 2013. We will look more at the how and why of Redshift's performance. It has to do with how the data is being stored in a columnar data store and the work that has been done to reduce the complexity of computation.

Amazon Redshift can be considered a traditional data warehouse platform, but unlike traditional data warehouse platforms, Amazon Redshift is elastic and scalable. There are savings on the hardware side and on some of the human resources essential to run both the hardware and large-scale databases locally. Don't be under the impression that all ...

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